Phi Theta Kappa and GEICO Present $5,000 in Creativity Scholarships

Jackson, Mississippi – Phi Theta Kappa has partnered with GEICO to offer the Society’s first scholarship supporting the creativity of Phi Theta Kappa members. Five $1,000 awards have been presented to Phi Theta Kappa members through the GEICO Meme 4 Money Creativity Scholarship competition.

Phi Theta Kappa members were invited to enter the competition to provide the most comical, “meme-able” caption for seven photos provided on GEICO’s Meme 4 Money Creativity Scholarship application. Students had the opportunity to vote online for this year’s “People’s Choice” meme (pictured here). Final winners were selected and recognized by a panel of judges.

The winners include:

Tara Eisenhart, Montgomery County Community College, PA
Becca Obright, Fox Valley Technical College, WI
Todd Raley, Howard County Community College, MD
Maria Sanchez, Wilbur Wright College, IL
Kristen Stull, Hinds Community College, MS

“Having a keen sense of humor requires intelligence, creativity and a light-hearted attitude, all of which are helpful in both personal and professional life,” said Deedre Daniel, GEICO’s Director of Partnership, Affinity and Membership Discounts. “It takes a special person to possess those qualities and GEICO is proud to recognize those individuals through the Creativity Scholarship program.”

As a sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, GEICO has given more than $2 million to support scholarships and programs for Phi Theta Kappa members. GEICO also provides additional scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members for the completion of associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and for the professional development of chapter advisors.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

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